Only the Good Stuff: Multivitamins for Your Weekend [11.17.18]

Happy, happy, happy weekend!
Some real, down in the bones JOY to celebrate today! Links & stories this week 100% guaranteed to make you smile a mile wide & believe like crazy in a Good God redeeming everything — and that there’s love everywhere & for ((you))! 

Serving up only the Good Stuff for you right here:

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maybe take the road less traveled in the quiet moments this weekend

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at 80? we were smiling

Only yarn… and something to see: Former Graffiti Artist Creates Sentimental Yarn Installations Inspired by His Grandmother 

yup: never, ever, ever give up

a most powerful story: I could have died & a stranger offered comfort

smiling through tears as these beautiful souls celebrate snow for their first time

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Dear White Moms: here’s what I need you to know

heart bursting at what they did for their deaf custodian

some good thoughts here… How to Start a Conversation about Jesus

so who knew?!? Tucked away in Poland’s beautiful Tatra Mountains lives a 15th-century cheese making tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation

how this community is pulling together to help their local donut shop owner? 

this dad confronted his son’s bully with kindness and it was eye opening… #BeTheGift #TheBrokenWay

they’re on to something here: This Elementary School Classroom for Parents Has Dramatically Improved How Kids (and Adults) Thrive 

because really: we all need a hug

are we coming to a city near you?!?

it would be a humble grace to meet you at one of these upcoming Christmas events!

an interview with a 9/11 NYC firefighter survivor: don’t ever give up

cheering here: this new pilot program will bring some needed relief to the homeless this winter

YES, yes, yes: we all need each other…

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can you even?!? how he photographs the world?

because love? is everything

a bride and groom who walked down an aisle of rubble to an altar of broken concrete

this teen is bringing light and voice to those who suffer with hidden disabilities

my heart: The Little House of Brave

Four Heroes of the Orphan Crisis in Beijing, China

9 promises for every anxiety

Grace Crafted Home

Grace Crafted Home

Post of the week from these parts here

House Flipping + You + Our New Fair Trade Store = World Fixer Uppers

…turns out, all our Homes tell a story. Our homes are always either telling fair trade stories or unfair stories.

Every blanket, every mat, every spoon, every plate — in every one of our homes — began somewhere in the world, was made by someone in the world, and somehow changed a bit of the world’s story — for better or worse.

What if your home could tell a story of grace?
Grace given, grace received, grace passed forward and given again.

You can flip the story of your home today

on repeat this week: Wherever I Go…

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Home — maybe the most powerful word we know. So it matters — eternally — how we make our homes.

And it turns out?…all our homes tell a story.

What if we could make homes into holy places
and make holy places into welcoming homes

And —
Make tables into altars —
and make altars into tables
because He who is our bread
invites us all
to be a celebrating, banqueting people who:

Make space at tables

Break bread at tables

Recognize Him at tables

Feast till the very end of time at tables

And invite more to the Table.

Today, let’s lay out the welcome mats.
Set the tables.
Make the tables long, so more know they belong.
Tear down the gates and lay out more plates.

Today, let your home tell a story of grace.

Grace given, grace received, grace passed forward and given again.

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Dare to fully live!

That’s all for this weekend, friends.

Go slow. Be God-struck. Grant grace. Live Truth.

Give Thanks. Love well. Re – joy, re- joy, ‘re- joys’ again

Share Whatever Is Good.